Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sharp-shinned Hawk

 Yesterday, still feeling some of the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine from the day before, we only took a short 20 minute birdwalk here at the Dallas Retirement Village. We have routinely been seeing 50 to 60 Pine Siskins on every birdwalk, so were suprised that we could only find about a dozen.  Circling back home, we saw the answer to the puzzle, this adult Sharp-shinned Hawk in a tree that normally contains a good number of Pine Siskins. This is their forte, eating small birds, and this has been a big year for Pine Siskins, with literally a record number of birds, so its probably working out well for the Sharp-shinned Hawks.   

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